Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero credited his teammates for picking him up during his last start. If his history against the Oakland Athletics is any indication, he probably won't need much help his next time out.
Romero will try to continue his domination of the Athletics on Tuesday night when the Blue Jays open a two-game set in Oakland.
The Jays are off to an uneven start on their 10-game road trip. After opening with consecutive shutout wins against the Los Angeles Angels, they settled for a split of the four-game series following a 4-3 defeat Sunday.
Drew Hutchison gave up Albert Pujols' first homer of the season in the fifth inning to put the Angels up 4-1, and Toronto's rally was stifled by double plays in the eighth and ninth on a popup and a liner.
"I don't think we are satisfied," manager John Farrell said of the split. "I don't know if we can ever be satisfied splitting a series when we had ourselves set up for a series win."
With Romero (4-0, 3.64 ERA) taking the mo...